Panic Buying in Japan as North Korea Tension Mounts

Sales of nuclear shelters and radiation-blocking air purifiers have surged in Japan in recent weeks as North Korea has pressed ahead with missile tests in defiance of U.N. sanctions. A small company that specializes in building nuclear shelters, generally under people's houses, has received eight orders in April alone compared with six orders during a typical … Continue reading Panic Buying in Japan as North Korea Tension Mounts

Japan prepares for N. Korea emergency

The United States has deployed the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to waters near the Korean Peninsula amid rising military tensions over North Korea. The Japanese government, which has asked the United States to provide advance consultation if it decides to launch military action against North Korea, has ramped up preparations for unexpected situations.The … Continue reading Japan prepares for N. Korea emergency

Japan scrambles jets to head off six Russian bombers

Six Russian aircraft seen close to Japanese airspace forced fighter jets to be scrambled today, according to reports in Tokyo. Japanese defence forces first reacted after two Tu-95 Bear strategic bombers were seen close to the Pacific Ocean. Soon afterwards two Russian Ilyushin Il-38 fighter jets were sent out to Hokkaido, which is Japan's most northern island, … Continue reading Japan scrambles jets to head off six Russian bombers

Robot babies from Japan raise all sorts of questions about how parents bond with AI

Driven by a declining population, a trend for developing robotic babies has emerged in Japan as a means of encouraging couples to become “parents”The approaches taken vary widely and are driven by different philosophical approaches that also beg a number of questions, not least whether these robo-tots will achieve the aim of their creators. To understand … Continue reading Robot babies from Japan raise all sorts of questions about how parents bond with AI

Total Number of Earthquakes in Japan Exceeds 600 in Just 5 Days

On April 14, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck to the east of Kumamoto city (the capital of Kumamoto Prefecture) on Japan’s Kyushu Island, killing local residents and damaging infrastructure. It was followed by multiple aftershocks. The following day, the same area was hit by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake. Most of the tremors were felt strongly in the … Continue reading Total Number of Earthquakes in Japan Exceeds 600 in Just 5 Days

Apocalyptic Drone Footage Shows Giant Cracks In The Earth On Japan’s Southern Island

The drone footage that you are about to see is absolutely jaw-dropping. When I first watched it, I could hardly believe the extent of the devastation that has taken place on Japan’s southern island. Near the end of last week, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake was quickly followed by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake just 28 hours … Continue reading Apocalyptic Drone Footage Shows Giant Cracks In The Earth On Japan’s Southern Island

Quake measuring 6.1 strikes off eastern Japan: USGS

An earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude struck off northeastern Japan on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There was no immediate tsunami warning, or reports of damage or casualties. The North America plate, Pacific plate, Philippine Sea plate, and Eurasia plate all influence the tectonic setting of Japan, Taiwan, and the surrounding area. Some authors divide the … Continue reading Quake measuring 6.1 strikes off eastern Japan: USGS

16 Apr 2016: Kyushu, Japan Earthquake: Daybreak Reveals Massive Landslides..Scientists Warn Of ‘Mega Quake’

A strong 7.0 earthquake hit southern Japan early on Saturday Apr 16 the US Geological Survey said, a day after another powerful tremor killed at least nine people in the same area. The quake hit Kumamoto prefecture of the main island of Kyushu at 1.25am (1625 GMT Friday) at a depth of 10 kilometres (6.2 miles), … Continue reading 16 Apr 2016: Kyushu, Japan Earthquake: Daybreak Reveals Massive Landslides..Scientists Warn Of ‘Mega Quake’

Japan earthquake: tens of thousands flee in fear of aftershocks and volcanoes

Latest:Japan hit by 7.4 magnitude quake  At least 44,000 people evacuated following 6.4-magnitude quake that killed at least nine. Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from earthquake-hit southern Japan as dozens of aftershocks struck and officials monitored nearby volcanoes for signs of activity. A total of 44,000 people were evacuated late on Thursday in the … Continue reading Japan earthquake: tens of thousands flee in fear of aftershocks and volcanoes

NEW EARTHQUAKE ALERT M7.0 – JAPAN

M 7.0 earthquake north of Kumamoto, on the island of Kyushu in southwest Japan, occurred as the result of strike-slip faulting at shallow depth. Focal mechanisms for the earthquake indicate slip occurred on either a left-lateral fault striking to the northiwest, or on a right-lateral fault striking northeast. While the earthquake occurred several hundred kilometers … Continue reading NEW EARTHQUAKE ALERT M7.0 – JAPAN